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Unformatted text preview: Mittelberger describes the food old and the water dark. When they made it to America they were traded to different wealthy people. Families were torn apart, due to being separated or the parent having to find money while their children paid off their debts. Children had to work till they were 21 and the adults varied from 3-6 years or so. Also if a family member died on the trip over the living spouse had to work for their own debts and their partners as well. This article is a descriptive account of the horrors that Mittelberger experienced as an indentured servant....
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- Spring '11